The project “Ukrainian woman in Poland” was created in March 2022 by Julia Boguslavska, a Ukrainian from Donetsk who has lived in Poland for 10 years. She tells Poland Weekly’s Sylwia Ziemacka about the project and how she got involved.
“There is a saying in both Poland and Ukraine that life is a path we tread. However, how different is the path trodden by migrants. I have walked this path myself. But I did not run away from the war, rather it was family fate that brought me here,” she says.
“I learned the language, found a job, started my own business, continued my education and raised my children in a new culture and local customs. I did everything so that the world I found myself in wouldn’t treat me like an outsider,” Julia adds. “And I was lucky to end up in Poland, where people don’t treat you like that. Maybe it’s our common experiences, formed in the generations of our ancestors, that make us feel close to each other today?”